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Rumorpile: Focus RS Coming To The U.S. With AWD

Aug 27 2014 10:15 AM | Ford News
The past few years have seen a number of rumors about the next-generation Ford Focus RS and if it will come to the U.S. or not. A new report from Road & Track says the Focus RS is coming, with a big change for the U.S.

According to a source, Ford is planning to send a limited number of the next Focus RS to the U.S. The next RS will come equipped with a 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder. The source says power figures are still be determined, but Road & Track speculates that the RS could be packing 310 to 350 horsepower. As for what wheels all of that power will go to, another source says that it will utilize a new all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring to improve handling.

Source: Road & Track


Leaked Letter Reveals Delivery Dates For 2015 Ford F-150

Aug 25 2014 12:35 PM | Ford News
Automotive News got their hands on a letter that was sent to Ford dealers revealed some of the deliver dates for the upcoming 2015 F-150. The letter written by Ford's distribution planning manager Kevin Giacomini and allocation and commodity manager John Bradley said that the 3,000 dealers in the U.S. will be getting stock towards the end of the year. But if you have special ordered a F-150 or are ordering for a fleet, those trucks will not be heading to dealers till February of 2015.

“We understand the desire to get the customer units as quickly as possible, but do not want to compromise our commitment to quality for the sake of a few additional weeks of delivery,” the letter states.

Also causing this delay is that...

Rumorpile: Ford Plans An Attack On The Prius

Aug 21 2014 09:35 AM | Ford News
A new report from Reuters says the Ford is working on a dedicated hybrid model that will take on the Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt. Two sources tell the news service that the new model, codenamed C240, will use Ford's new C2 platform. This new platform will also underpin the next-generation Focus and Escape. C240 will also be more efficient than the blue oval's current hybrids thanks to improved battery technology and and the use of lightweight materials such as aluminum.

The new model is expected to go into production in 2018, with global sales starting a year after.

Source: Reuters

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can...

Spying: Next-Generation Ford F-Series Super Duty Gets A Bit Hot

Aug 04 2014 01:45 PM | William Maley in Ford News

There are times when a spy photographer gets more than they bargained for. Most of the time, it involves an engineer chasing them away from their test mule. But sometimes, they catch something spectacular. Case in point are new shots of the next-genera...

2015 Ford F-150 To Start At $26,615*

Jul 28 2014 03:45 PM | William Maley in Ford News

Ford dealers are beginning to take orders for the 2015 F-150 this week and some pricing information has come out. The 2015 model will start at $26,615 with destination for the base XL, only $395 more than the current model. The F-150 XL will come equip...

FBI Investigates A Former Ford Employee Over Industrial Espionage

Jul 25 2014 11:25 AM | William Maley in Ford News

Earlier this month, the FBI searched Ford Motor Company's world headquarters after starting an investigation into a former employee who is accused of industrial espionage. The Detroit News got their hands on the court records and search warrants which...

Ford Divulges Engine and Towing Specifications For 2015 F-150

Jul 22 2014 01:45 PM | William Maley in Ford News

Has it really been seven months since Ford unveiled the 2015 F-150 at the Detroit Auto Show? Yes it has. Since that time, the blue oval has been keeping its lips shut on the power and towing numbers for the F-150. Well today, Ford has decided to reveal...